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Wines, Beers and Spirits
"Liqueur is technically a sweetened (and flavoured) Liquor - the origins of some of them are quite interesting, to say the least."
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This liqueur was invented in 1797; it soon gained popularity amongst the fairer sex. It was also one of the first liqueurs to be advertised. However its manufacture was always shrouded in controversy due to one of its ingredients, wormwood to be precise. It was subsequently banned in many countries. Which 'Green Fairy' am I talking about?
The liqueur gets its name from a Jamaican 'Aunt Maria'. It is the one of the most popular coffee liqueurs in the world. What is this liqueur known as?
This liqueur was similar to the 'Green Fairy' liqueur but it didn't have the wormwood. Picasso's painting 'The Glass and the Bottle' featured this liqueur's bottle in cubist mode. Which liqueur am I referring to?
This liqueur has been a rich history. Created in 1880, it is one of the most popular liqueurs of all time. Escoffier used it as an ingredient for his culinary masterpiece Crepe Suzette. Cesar Ritz was so impressed with this liqueur that he was among the first to introduce it at his hotels. It is mostly drunk as an after-dinner drink or is used as an ingredient for premium cocktails. Which Cognac based liqueur am I talking about?
The liqueur with a unique heritage; this liqueur, made by monks, has seen through many a rough period including an attempt by Napoleon to manufacture the liqueur himself. It was also the preferred drink of the nobility (even the Tsar Nicholas II was said to be an addict of this liqueur). Which herb based drink am I talking about?
This liqueur (now generic) was made popular because of its presence in a cocktail called 'Kir' and 'Kir Royale'. The most famous brand of these liqueurs is made by the house of Legay -Legoute. Which crème liqueur is being mentioned here?
Creme de Menthe
Creme de Chocalat
Creme de Mocha
Creme de Cassis
The quest for an herbal medicine led Dr. J.G.B Siegert (an army surgeon) to Venezuela, enrolled under Simon Bolivar. He ended up creating one of the world's leading aromatic bitters, a must-have in all bars. Which bitter is this?
One of the relatively new liqueurs, this Japanese product was launched in the U.S.A at Studio 54 (NY). It was associated with the movie 'Saturday Night Fever'. Which green liqueur is this?
This liqueur has a rich and colourful history - it was the personal 'eau de vie' of Bonnie Prince Charles, who gave it to one John MacKinnon to thank the latter for the support he gave to the Prince in his war against George I (Jacobite Rebellion). The first bottles of this exquisite Liqueur went into sale in 1908 and weathered many an immediate storm including the then Prime Minister Lloyd George's move to increase tax on whisky products. What is the name of this 'drink that satisfies'?
Time for one more Monk's liqueur! This liqueur toasts to the good and great God. This liqueur was made during the Renaissance by a Venetian monk (using 27 herbs) - it gained instant popularity amongst the French nobility. However during the French revolution and its aftermath, the recipe was thought to have been lost forever. It was, by chance, that Alexandre Le Grand, found the recipe book in the Fecamp library in 1863. There has been no looking back since. Which liqueur has this unique heritage?
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Compiled May 25 13